Wednesday, 27 May 2015

"Leopard Print is a Neutral" Whimsy

I'll tell you a little secret. (It's not really a secret.) You can tell when I have finished a project at the last minute, because I'll be modelling it myself. That is definitely my last-resort backup option!


It is almost the end of May, and I'm just squeezing in my Whimsy design for this month.


For a little while (and possibly still), there seemed to be a lot of leopard print going around on the blogs I read, and it got into my brain, along with the quote I've used for my whimsy's title. I don't know if this quote is attributed to someone, but it is being used so much on the internet that I couldn't find out!


I loved the idea of making a leopard-print flower, and wanted to experiment with using different fabrics with this hand-made flower technique I learned at the last International Millinery Forum, in a class taught by Serena Lindeman.

I managed to find a leopard-print top in an op-shop (don't worry, it was ugly) and here is the result!


Now I just need to get the June design made in time to get it modelled by someone else...
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  1. Leopard print is most definitely a neutral! And I love this whimsy, what an amazing way to repurpose a not-so-hot top.

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    1. Thank you! I do love re-using materials, although I haven't been doing as much of that lately. I hope to do more!

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  2. love it, brilliant. I would never have thought of a leopard print flower what an original idea! And it has turned out gorgeous :)

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  3. I love how your last minute, looks amazing! my last minute would not be worthy of posting lol!

    I love adding a bit of spice to the Whimsy with the leopard, very cool.

    love it!

    Liz :)

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    1. Hehe well I took a LOT of photos and managed to find a few that worked...with editing...and the help of good old black-and-white!

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  4. great look love leopard as a neutral!

    retro rover

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  5. This is so alluringly beautiful! I love the chicness of the leopard and the serenity of the earthy colour palette. They harmonize marvelously and come together to create a whimsy that would be ideal to wear for or to an autumn wedding (or Thanksgiving, should one live in Canada or he US).

    Stunning creation, dear Tanith!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. You are so attuned to colours, Jessica! I never think of these things until you comment :)

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  6. I have a bit of a leopard print hankering at the moment! The flower is a great idea, such a gorgeous whimsy!

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    1. Thank you! And me too :) I am still a bit nervous about it, I feel I have lived through some BAD leopard print fashion years and I'm still getting over them!

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